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Mar 6, 2011 10:00am EST
real is the recovery? how can america keep putting people back to work? we'll have a spirited debate. and i'll be joined by diane sawyer as we ask, how important is it to buy things that are made in america? >>> in libya, an uprising erupts into civil war. colonel gadhafi told me his people love him. >> translator: all my people with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but now his forces are battling a rebel army in the streets. we'll have the latest. and my exclusive interview with senator john mccain. he's calling for american military intervention. >>> and we'll meet the women warriors behind the uprising. could they be al qaeda's biggest threat? is this this week, america and the world starts right now. welcome to our viewers here and around the world. these days, americans have had to think hard about where the united states stands in the world. how the american worker fits into a new and changing global economy. and what stand the united states should take as people fight for basic freedoms around the middle east. we turn first to jobs. issue number one for the american people.
Mar 27, 2011 8:00am PDT
administration in to 06. now he's back with a vengeance. today he's here to weigh in. on america's new war in libya, how is the obama administration handling it. former secretary donald rumsfeld joins me from florida. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. it's good to be with you. >> so, first of all, are we doing the right thing in libya? >> well, the first thing that one has to say is that we have u.s. military forces involved. everyone has to be hopeful that it turns out well. and that the progress proceeds. what concerns me is the questions that have been raised. they are fair questions. questions about who the rebels are. and i think probably the most important question is whether or not gadhafi will stay. if you put yourself in the shoes of the rebels, they wonder whether or not the coalition has an interest in gadhafi leaving. there's a great deal of ambiguity about that. gadhafi's forces wonder whether or not gadhafi will be leaving. there's the same ambiguity that affects their decision making. and until that's clarified, it seems to me, we'll have a much more difficult time. i thi
Mar 13, 2011 8:00am PDT
say, well, the president having said, gadhafi must go. if he doesn't, that is a defeat for america and we can't stand for that. this is how interventions happen. >> the arab league came out with the idea of a no-fly zone, to be imposed by who knows who. a no-fly zone was supported by someone else. let's roll the tape. >> we have the planes to make our appropriate contribution to this. and i wouldn't do it if they hadn't asked. but if the leaders are on television pleading for it, so people don't get bombed, people that are there with revolvers -- >> and nato today -- >> i think we should do it. >> i think we should do it says bill clinton. is president obama showing enough leadership on this? >> i think the nation should have private leadership. the president has said what he can say publicly, to this point. the u.s. has believed inside the organizations. the problem is, they don't know where they want to go. we don't know who the opposition is. the administration doesn't have a clue who those people are. getting involved, as secretary gates and chief of staff daly have made clear, get
Mar 13, 2011 9:00am EDT
seeing it with some of the hill saying, the french are leading on this. where is america? >> donna, is this fair? >> sit is not. i agree with george, this is a first. the french are taking the lead. they want to employ a no-fly zone. italy is not prepared. germany is not prepared. the europeans are divided. i think the president is right to pressure gadhafi to help the opposition to the extent we know who they are. and to hold all of the other contingencies on the side. the last thing we need to do is intervene in another muslim country unless we have the broad support from our alice, nato and others. >> so it's not just the u.s. going in. >> absolutely. >> it seems clear from john mccain's comments if he had won the election, we would be at war with a third muslim country right now. >> john kerry. >> mccain from the -- in any case, he knows combat. >> all the insurgents have in common is they hate gadhafi. some of them probably hate each other. what happens if the people topple him and then they turn on one another. what are our responsibilities? >> why do we hear this, drum beat
Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
america. and what we do in libya will unquestionably, how we handle it, how it turns out, will unquestionably have a serious impact on the more important issues of iran and syria and egypt and saudi arabia and the gulf. >> you seem to be suggesting that libya was not high on the priority list. i'm wondering, if you had been secretary of defense as gadhafi's troops stormed into benghazi and gadhafi himself threatened no mercy and there was a fear of mass slaughter, what would you have recommended to the president? >> well, i wasn't there. i can't answer that question. i will say that i think president obama and secretary clinton are both experiencing the differences from sevrving i a legislative branch to serving internationally. i listened to secretary gates. i must say i gee with a lot of what he says. when someone asked, how many people might be killed or what will it cost, there's no one who can answer those questions. east right in that respect. i think you have to pick it up with where we are now. where we are now is not where your question started. we are involved. in the
Mar 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
. you have to consider that, for us, libya, it's a bit like you, central america and cuba. in human and geographic terms, it's very close to my country. >> let me ask you. now, then, are you on the side of the rebels? is this the, making the rebels win? is that the aim of this current military operation? >> we consider france as recognized the committee of benghazi as the representative of the libyan people. we simply want to libyan people able to express their will. >> let me ask you, mr. aujali, you have heard admiral mullen say that the mission is to protect the citizens of benghazi and libya and open up humanitarian ability for them. not to take out gadhafi. not to support the opposition. what do you understand by this resolution? >> i understand the mission is to protect the libyan civilians, not only benghazi. protecting them by one goal, that gadhafi is not there. not just stop the airplanes striking the people. the danger is gadhafi himself. >> you understand that this military action is aimed at getting rid of gadhafi? >> sure. if not, they would just shoot the airplanes do
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